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Rainbow Falls, Hilo
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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. Put Rainbow Falls into our Hilo trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hilo.
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  • Awesome view of the falls - just breath taking. Great views all around. Parking is limited but it very well worth the wait if you have to. Great photos can be taken and you hike to above the falls. 
  • Worth a quick stop to see how the falls were created and to admire the flow; particularly after rain. That being said it is a popular spot with tourists so my suggestion is to get in early and take a ...  more »
  • It was brown water from the rain!Nothing to write home about!We have a lot of waterfalls in BC,Canada ! 
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  • Due to the recent amount of rain that hilo has had the falls were beautiful. There were not a lot of people there that day. There is a public bathroom on site. The best time to see the rainbow is in the morning when the sun shines on the mist from the falling water.
  • Great accessibility and incredible scenery. A great stop to take pictures and enjoy some great foliage.
  • Small area, but nice and pretty. Information boards on the lookout, neat lil story. Able to climb up a lil ways for another view. Go in the morning to see the rainbows.
  • We didn't see the rainbow... I hope I will see it next time
  • Nice park and waterfall. Great views and hike to waterfall easy